Small Business

Statement on Confirmation of Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund issued the following statement for its president Mario H. Lopez in response to the U.S. Senate confirming Gov. Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy: “As the former governor of the state of Texas, Governor Perry created 2.2 million new jobs while enacting energy policies that helped the state’s economy prosper […]

Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President, Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s joint address to Congress: “We are encouraged by the president’s overall message about vital challenges faced by our nation and the need to address them.  HLF supports promoting more economic growth by lowering taxes for working-class families, cutting […]

Supreme Court to Review Apple v. Samsung

WASHINGTON, D.C.–We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to review the ruling in the design patent case between Apple and Samsung.  The lower court’s decision hinders entrepreneurship and creates significant barriers for Hispanic and other minority owned businesses, particularly small businesses.  Without reasonable limits on design patent damages, small businesses are at risk of design patent […]

Clean Power Plan: Nevada is an Example of its Terrible Consequences

Attorney General Adam Laxalt Can Take an Important Step to Protect Families

There are many great situations to emulate the saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” For President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency, that approach, when it comes to regulating carbon emissions, might come at a substantial cost to Nevada’s power grid and its people. Early on in President Obama’s administration, he […]

Samsung Appeals its Case Against Apple with the U.S. Supreme Court

The Hispanic Leadership Fund has closely followed the ongoing design patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. Apple continues to seek damages for the alleged infringement on two of its patents, one of which was already been deemed invalid by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Just today, Samsung filed a petition for a writ […]

Independent Study Confirms Bad Effects from the so-called “Clean Power Plan”

Families Will be Hit Hard by Rising Energy Prices

President Obama’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which is currently undergoing a public comment period, is being justifiably criticized as a prohibitively expensive and ineffective way to reduce carbon emissions in the United States. The plan will result in the closing of many power plants, leaving working families to pay for energy sources that are costlier […]

Concerns Regarding Invalidated Patents and Appeals Process in Apple v. Samsung Case

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Samsung’s motion for a stay pending their appeal to the Supreme Court in their design patent case with Apple. Following this denial, Apple’s lawyers requested entry of a “partial final judgment” to request that the damages (other than those related to devices for […]

Threats to Consumers and Small Businesses Continue in Latest Round of Apple v. Samsung

HLF Files Another Amicus Briefing Warning of Effect on Prices, Innovation, and Small Businesses

On July 1st, the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the Apple v. Samsung case dealing with smartphone design and supposed patent infringement. If the monetary damages the lower court awarded are upheld, consumers and small businesses will bear an unfair and unnecessary […]